‘The Voice’ Recap: Nashville Takes Over Blind Auditions

Written by Lauren Laffer
‘The Voice’ Recap: Nashville Takes Over Blind Auditions
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Season 10 of The Voice continued with its second round of Blind Auditions last night (Mar. 1).

Already two-strong with his team, Blake Shelton added another two contestants to the ranks, Tennessee native Adam Wakefield and Georgia native Angie Keilhauer.

33-year-old Wakefield hails from Nashville, TN and previously played keys for country star Chris Cagle. His performance of George Jones’ “Tennessee Whiskey” earned him a two-chair turn from Shelton and coach Adam Levine. While Levine is convinced Wakefield is a “country male singer … with a minor in rock ‘n roll,” it’s Shelton’s Nashville ties that land the newest member of Team Blake.

Keilhauer put her twist on Dierks Bentley’s “I Hold On,” a performance the Oklahoma native couldn’t get enough of. Her rendition earned a three-chair turn from Shelton, Levine and Pharrell. “There’s something very undisciplined about how you performed. To have a girl take that approach in country music, it’s about damn time,” Shelton told her, sealing the deal.

Wakefield and Keilhauer join Team Blake members Paxton Ingram and Mary Sarah from Monday (2/29) night’s episode.

Another performance that had people talking was that of Kata Hay. The Nashville native took on Gretchen Wilson’s hit, “Redneck Woman,” which earned a three-chair turn from Levine, Pharrell and Christina Aguilera. She immediately ran for the coaches, who turned at the very last second. After admitting that she used to sing at the Oklahoma Opry with Shelton when she was three and “you had a mullet,” things got interesting. She then confessed that Aguilera was her first “official girl crush,” earning her peck on the lips from her new coach.

Catch more blind auditions on The Voice next week on NBC at 8/7c.

Adam Wakefield shows soul in “Tennesee Whiskey” performance

Angie Keihauer stuns with “I Hold On”

Kata Hay gets sassy with “Redneck Woman”